They tried to bury us seeds
Quote by Dinos Christianopoulos: “They tried to bury us. They didnt know we were...”
They Tried To Bury Me But Didn't Realize I Was A Seed
Update: Source found! “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
It appears to have been written by Greek poet Dinos Christianopoulos. As a lyrical voice for the homosexual community in the 20th century, Mr. Christianopoulos has endured many instances where his work has been diminished or overlooked. Luckily he has a friend and supporter named Christos Paridis, who spotted this image and wrote to me with the original source. True enough, the poem was a seed, destined to sprout. Within a few decades, this phrase was picked up by the Mexican counterculture, written as. So how to reference this quote?
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they tried to bury us, they didn't know we were seeds
While the quote itself is beautiful as a standalone, once recognizing the history you have a deeper understanding of what these words meant to the writer. The quote itself is a metaphor for the cause and effect relations of the oppressed and oppressors. It is logical then to understand why the oppressors would be trying to bury the oppressed, it is a seize of power and a nod to the hierarchy of social and political power. However, like seeds, the oppressed will simply rise up when bury. In other words, the activism of the oppressed can not be repressed because the more they are attacked, the more they will just continue to spring back up again, and like a nasty weed, they will come back stronger and larger than ever before. Very insightful quote!!
May 15, Stephanie, a year-old Guatemalan girl, dies inside a detention center of the National Migration Institute, located in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City. Stephanie died in a Mexican facility; seven other children have died in US custody due to the inhumane conditions. June 26, Despite having knowledge of his chronic illness, the governments of Mexico and the United States repeatedly denied him the necessary medical attention to ensure a dignified return and save his life.
Then, in the fifth year, an amazing thing happens — the tree begins to grow at an astonishing rate. In fact, in a period of just five weeks, a Chinese Bamboo Tree can grow to a height of 90 feet. You can work for weeks, months and even years on your dream with no visible signs of progress and then, all of the sudden, things take off. Your business becomes profitable beyond your wildest dreams. Your marriage becomes more vibrant and passionate than you ever thought it could be. Your contribution to your church, social organization and community becomes more significant than you have ever imagined. Yet, all of this requires one thing — faith.